Panic after updating from source

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Mon Mar 1 07:20:52 UTC 2021

On Sun, 28 Feb 2021 17:17:45 -0700
"Russell L. Carter" <rcarter at> wrote:

> I've been building freebsd for 25 years too, though I am not
> otherwise competent to comment on these details.  However I have
> been for quite some time now curious about how does a big shop like
> netflix update their apparently nearly current freebsd-current
> fleet?  I only have 5-10 systems and it's still a time hassle to
> to just NFS installworld+reboot, never mind grab a console in
> single-user mode on every box as an extra step.  They can't
> possibly be doing that, are they?

	I can think of a few ways to make it easy and painless.

	Automate the process via a serial terminal concentrator.

	Prepare netboot images.

	Clever custom rc scripts.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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